pts_delete - Deletes a Protection Database entry


pts delete -nameorid <user or group name or id>+ [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-force] [-help]

pts d -na <user or group name or id>+ [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-l] [-f] [-h]


The pts delete command removes each entry specified by the -nameorid argument from the Protection Database. Deleting entries affects other parts of the system in various ways:

To remove a user or machine from a group without actually deleting the entry, use the pts removeuser command.


-nameorid <user or group name or ID>+

Specifies the name or AFS UID of each user, the name or AFS GID of each group, or the IP address (complete or wildcard-style) or AFS UID of each machine entry to delete. It is acceptable to mix users, machines, and groups on the same command line, as well as names (IP addresses for machines) and IDs. Precede the GID of each group with a hyphen to indicate that it is negative.

-cell <cell name>

Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).


Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /usr/afs/etc/KeyFile file. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see pts(1).


Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see pts(1).


The following example deletes the user entries pat and terry:

   % pts delete pat terry

The following example deletes the Protection Database entry of the group with AFS GID -215.

   % pts delete -215


The issuer must belong to the system:administrators group to delete user and machine entries. To delete group entries, the issuer must either own the group or belong to the system:administrators group.


fs_cleanacl(1), pts(1), pts_removeuser(1)


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